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Charlotte Jennings | 5 January, 2023

A club for every night of the week plus karaoke, beer pong, live music and dancing, check out Charlotte's blog on the best places for a night out in Belfast! Where you for tonight?

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Charlotte Jennings | 10 January, 2023

Belfast is number one in the UK for ice hockey but we also compete at football, rugby and Gaelic games. Intrigued? Find out where to get your sports fix in Belfast with student blogger Charlotte.

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Russell Unsworth | 23 December, 2022

You've seen the Titanic Building, City Hall, Victoria Square and the Harland and Wolff Cranes but there's so much more to Belfast! Join Russell for his photo blog on the interesting spots he passes on his way to do the weekly shop!

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Charlotte Jennings | 15 December, 2022

With over 220 Clubs and Societies at Queen's you are sure to find your squad. Second year student Charlotte is in more societies than we can list!* Here are her top six (Warning...contains amazing pics! )

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Ciara Ashley | 29 November, 2022

Belfast has a wide variety of things to do during the festive period, from Christmas markets to pantomimes. There is something for everyone!

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Ciara Ashley | 12 October, 2022

It's a big deal choosing to move to a different country for university. We asked Liverpudlian student Ciara why she chose Queen's and what her mum Pauline thought about it!

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 27 September, 2022

Thinking Belfast is 'too far away' for uni because you have to get on a plane? See how quick and easy it is in Tobias' video of his journey here.

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James McGeehan | 26 September, 2022

Joining a Society may be the best thing you do in your life! Okay, maybe not that important, but it can make the difference between a good university experience and a great one. Here's James with his experience...

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Rossita Maclean | 23 September, 2022

Nothing brings engineering to life like experience in industry. Hear from Engineering student Rossita on her placement experience.

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James McGeehan | 16 September, 2022

Starting university is a big deal for everyone. Throw in moving countries AND a global pandemic and there are gonna be a few challenges. Hear from GB History and Politics student James on how he made the most of it all.

What not to bring to uni | 24 August, 2021

Emily Stephenson, a third year Biological Student, tells us the dos and don'ts of packing for your first year at university.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 21 September, 2022

As a student at university, you’ll inevitability find yourself heading to a coffee shop from time to time, whether this is for studying or simply catching up with friends. Tobias shares some of his favourite coffee spots around Belfast.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 22 August, 2022

Worried about travelling to university, being lonely or being overloaded with work? Tobias shares his expectations of university life and how they matched up to reality.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 2 August, 2022

Belfast has some great spots for walking, running, and cycling. These are a great way to take a break from your studies or escape Belfast’s city life. Below Tobias shares some of his favourite spots.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 14 July, 2022

The large number of bars and clubs in Belfast means you’re never too far away from a pint or two. Tobias takes you from one end of the city to the other on one of the best Bar Crawl routes in Belfast.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 17 June, 2022

Thinking Belfast is 'too far away' for uni because you have to get on a plane or a ferry? See how you can save time and money with GB student Tobias' guide to getting here.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 9 June, 2022

From student halls to rented properties, over the past three years at university, as a GB student, Tobias has experienced his fair share when it comes to student accommodation. Here are his top tips on student housing in Belfast.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 31 May, 2022

Queen’s Computing Society, better known as QCS, is an academic society aimed at those studying a EEECS subject but everyone is welcome. Read more about the society and everything it has to offer.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 24 May, 2022

Interested in studying Computer Science at Queen's? Hear all about a day in the life of a student on the course from our GB blogger Tobias.

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Tobias Hunter-Tod | 11 May, 2022

From making friends to getting around, here's what Tobias believes every GB student should know when moving to Northern Ireland.

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Ciara Ashley | 19 May, 2022

Ciara Ashley from Liverpool is a first-year Anthropology student and here is her experience of living in Queen's Accommodation (Elms BT1).

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Ciara Ashley | 16 May, 2022

It's OK not to feel OK. If you need support with your mental health take a look at Anthropology student Ciara's blog on all the support available at Queen's and beyond.

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Lindsey Crissey | 16 April, 2022

Wondering what there is to do in Belfast at the weekend? Postgrad student Lindsey Crissey is here with her guide to The Black Box.

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Muhammad Shah | 15 April, 2022

Is there a dormant society you wished was still going? Or perhaps you want to start a new society? Muhammad explains how he reignited the Medical Ethics Society.

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Ciara Ashley | 1 April, 2022

Settling into university can be a difficult experience, especially if you are new to the area and don’t know anyone. Liverpudlian student Ciara explains what it is like to be a GB student studying at Queen’s and how to have the best time possible.

Staff writer | 21 January, 2022

Find out what makes student life in Belfast so affordable.

Wanjiru Chigiti | 8 December, 2021

Wanjiru Chigiti tells us about the cost of student living in Belfast and shares her top tips for how you can save some money.

Charlotte Baxter, BA English | 21 October, 2021

Charlotte Baxter tells us her favourite places to get brunch in the city. From the most instagram-worthy location to the best place in town for a brownie, Charlotte is full of great brunch-related advice!

Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 7 October, 2021

Yi Kang Choo tells us about his top five day trip ideas for students living in Northern Ireland.

Georgina Finlayson, Pharmacy MPharm | 6 August, 2021

Georgina is a student from Surrey. She tells us her tips for getting through Clearing and how to adjust to life in Northern Ireland.

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Staff writer | 2 September, 2021

Here's some of the best activities our wee city has to offer - from classic pub crawls and museums to activities guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush!

Charlotte Baxter, BA English | 6 September, 2021

Charlotte Baxter tells us about her experience of starting at Queen's. She talks us through how she felt while saying goodbye to school friends and family, finding her new home in Belfast, and meeting new people.

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Ross McDonald, MA Creative Writing | 2 March, 2021

Is every day starting to feel like Groundhog Day at this point? Queen's Creative Writing student Ross McDonald has some tips for sticking to a routine and managing your time during the pandemic.

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Ross McDonald, MA Creative Writing | 28 February, 2021

Ever fancied getting in to yoga but you just weren't sure where to start? If you answered yes to that check out Creative Writing student Ross McDonald's blog on how he got into yoga.

Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 2 October, 2020

Moving to a new city for uni can be daunting. Here, three Queen's students from other parts of the UK reveal their first impressions of their adopted city of Belfast.

Undergraduate Award worth over £2500 | 8 December, 2020

Our exclusive Undergraduate Award is available for students commencing their undergraduate degree at Queen’s in September 2021.

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Alishia O'Boyle, Law LLB | 19 June, 2019

Coming through adjustment, especially being the only student in my school to do so that year, was a pleasantly surprising but simple process which led me to where I initially wanted to be in the first place – Queen's.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 24 January, 2018

The Irish capital is less than two hours by train and costs as little as a tenner return, so it’s well worth a day trip, says undergraduate Peter Moor, from Huddersfield, England.

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Lucy Brown, PhD Chemistry | 2 February, 2018

Fun, friends and fitness are just a few of the reasons to take the plunge, says Lucy Brown from Cambridge, England, a member of Queen’s Underwater Hockey Club

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Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 13 February, 2018

There are lots of affordable areas where students choose to live after they move on from Queen’s accommodation. Here, undergraduate Alisha Ratcliffe explains why she chose Stranmillis.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 13 February, 2018

You’re going to university. The reality is you’re going to be doing a fair bit of reading. The perfect excuse to take a nosey round some of the cutest bookshops in and around Queen’s, says Peter Moor.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 20 February, 2018

With these air travel tips, the one-hour flight to Belfast from your UK city will be a doddle, says Peter Moor, from Huddersfield.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 2 March, 2018

Yes, you’re in Northern Ireland, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stick with endless Ulster Frys and bowls galore of beef stew. Take the chance to go a bit exotic and try some of these international foodie hotspots around Belfast.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 13 March, 2018

From cutting-edge comedy to big-band musicals, Belfast is home to some of the best theatre in the world.

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Emily Romeril, Guest blogger | 13 March, 2018

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Lagan, says guest blogger Emily Romeril, a member of Queen's Rowing Club

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 26 March, 2018

Campus tour guide Peter Moor explains why visiting Queen’s is the only way to get a feel for the university and the city.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 11 April, 2018

On April 15th 1912, the famous Titanic ship sunk; 106 years on, Belfast pays homage to the passengers of the doomed liner.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 11 April, 2018

From a typical timetable to what happens inside the lecture theatre, Peter Moor reveals what it’s like to be an English student at Queen’s.

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 11 April, 2018

Six hours of class a week does not mean it's easy, okay?

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Scott Duffield, BA Broadcast Production | 13 April, 2018

It’s easier than you think to pop home for a visit!

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Queen's Student Blog | 26 November, 2018

How does £2,500 a year sound? How about free flight, room upgrades and more? Read on…

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 27 January, 2022

From navigating a shared bathroom sitch to whether to bring your own pots, Peter Moor nixes all your freshers’ fears about halls.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 May, 2018

There’s a reason we’ve been voted the top place to travel for food*, you know.

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Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 4 May, 2018

So, you’ve got the grades and confirmed your offer at Queen’s, but now you face what seems like your first big feat as an adult – moving out.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 May, 2018

Queen’s has a rep as one of the premier sporting universities in the UK and Ireland. Here are just some of the reasons why.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 May, 2018

Whether you're a movie buff or only in it for the blockbusters, there's a cinema to suit everyone in Belfast!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 June, 2018

The chance to travel and give your CV a massive boost at the same time? Sign me up!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 June, 2018

Northern Ireland, home of wheaten, soda and potato bread. But where can you get your share of baked goods in and around Belfast?

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 June, 2018

It’s the summer at last. Time for barbecues and burgers. If the weather isn’t that great for a barbie, then nip into one of these top five Belfast burger haunts!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 3 July, 2018

At Queen’s, we have developed an inspiring programme of talks, tours, workshops and events that connects GB students and teachers to the Queen’s community.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 23 July, 2018

Before applying to universities, I went to a load of open days - they’re the perfect opportunity to see which uni suits you. Here are 6 reasons to visit a Queen’s open day.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 1 August, 2018

Belfast is an amazing city in itself, but it’s also a gateway for exploring Ireland, the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. Make the most of the uni holidays and jet off on a cheap city break from Belfast! Here is some of my travel inspo’.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 6 August, 2021

You’re a uni newbie. You might be away from home for the first time – it’s a big change. Here at Queen’s, there are loads of support services available to make that transition that little bit easier.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 16 August, 2018

Northern Ireland is a foodie paradise with loads of food not found anywhere else in the UK. While you’re here on the Open Day, try out this foodie treasure hunt and take one point for each one that you try!

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 17 August, 2018

If you’re coming to the Open Day then let’s hope you’ve got an hour or two to spare before heading home as there’s a load to do in Belfast. Here’s 5 things to check out while you’re here.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

We defy you not to get the warm and fuzzies when you hear the accent.

Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 21 August, 2018

With this guide, moving to uni in Northern Ireland will be as easy as moving to the uni down the road in England.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 4 September, 2018

For those of you just starting at Queen’s then welcome to Belfast! If you’re anything like me, you’ll love it! Here’s some top tips of things to get you started in your first few weeks at Queen’s.


Belfast is the cheapest student city in the UK according to Which? University. But don’t just trust the stats – here are six reasons why student life here really is more affordable.

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Peter Moor, BA English and Linguistics | 18 September, 2018

When you start uni, you do have to fend for yourself - and that means cooking and buying your own food! Thankfully, there are plenty of places around uni to get your groceries.


Queen’s may be that bit further away on the map from other UK universities, but it offers everything you could want from your uni experience (shh! just don’t tell everyone!)

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It’s the weekend! No more lectures or tutorials, so what to do? Here’s my pick of activities to keep entertained (rather than just lying in bed for the whole weekend!)

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What’s the best way to set you up for the day? No this isn’t some cereal promotion blog. The best way is to have a good old Ulster Fry or another top Belfast breakfast. Here’s my top 5 breakfast haunts in Belfast.

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Game of Thrones – the world’s top TV show. You might not know – a load of it is filmed in and around Belfast. While you’re waiting for season 8 (I know it’s taking ages!) then check out these 4 ways to become a GoT tourist! POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!

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Club and societies are great way to make friends when you start uni. There’s over 200 to choose from – there’s sure to be one that’ll take your fancy. For Peter, it was the Literific Debating Society.

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The clocks have just gone back. It’s properly autumn now - the perfect time to take a walk on the weekend and see a bit more of Northern Ireland. Here’s my top 4 walking jaunts:


Thinking about studying English at Queen's? Peter is sharing his tips on what to expect from your first year and how to get the most out of your studies.


It’s December which means there are not too many sleeps till Christmas now! Before heading home for the holidays, get into the festive spirit with these Christmassy tips


When Peter started studying English and Linguistics at Queen's he knew he wanted his future career to allow him to keep writing. Today he's sharing how a Queen's bursary has helped him with Work Experience Opportunities.


So, you've applied for your preferred Universities and now you're waiting for the offers to start flooding in. But it doesn't stop there, UCAS applications are just the start of your journey! Here's how to prepare for the next steps.


Think it's expensive to get to Queen's? Think again! Peter is sharing his tips and tricks for getting cheap flights to Belfast, including how to get all your luggage here on a budget.

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The Experience Queen's Events, held in Manchester and London, are the perfect taster session for offer holders. Peter Moor is here to share why you definitely need to come along.


Peter is sharing his thoughts on what it's really like to live in Queen's Accommodation whilst studying and why you should consider applying for a room too.


Higher Education Fairs are the perfect way to really get a feel for your future University! Here are 5 questions you should definitely ask.

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 22 March, 2019

Did you know that there are a variety of student jobs available at Queen’s? From the QFT to the SU Shop, even Blogging, there are lots of interesting roles! Alisha is sharing why working for Queen’s is the perfect way to fit a job around her studies.

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It's almost time to make your final decisions about what University you'll pick as your "Firm" Choice. Peter is sharing his reasons for choosing Queen's and why it was the perfect decision for him.

Alisha Ratcliffe, BA English | 29 March, 2019

Have you ever considered being on the committee of your favourite society at Queen's? Alisha is talking about her experience being the English Society Secretary as well as why she thinks everyone should consider applying for a post.


As summer graduation approaches, some students are nearly ready to take their next steps into the world of work. Peter is sharing his tips for getting the most from the Careers Service at Queen's.

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Peter is just one of the many students who currently benefit from a Scholarship at Queen's. He's sharing all the ways receiving it has helped him during his time at Queen's.

Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 4 June, 2019

A languages degree at Queen's is a blend of language and grammar, enhancing your appreciation of culture, and giving you an insight into a new way of life. Plus with the year abroad in the third year, the world is yours to explore.

Olaoluwayode Bilewu, BSc Business Economics | 6 June, 2019

You don't need to break the bank to have a good day out in Belfast! In fact, the city is packed with great places to visit and enjoy when you're on a budget.

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What is the Russell Group and what does it mean for students who study at a Russell Group University? Peter share's his thoughts on why choosing a research-intensive university was a perfect fit.

Francesca D'Souza, BSc Economics | 5 July, 2019

There are lots of reasons you might find yourself using Clearing to secure a University Place but it can still be a nervewracking experience. Francesca is sharing her Clearing story and how it helped her find the perfect course at Queen's.

Olaoluwayode Bilewu, BSc Business Economics | 17 July, 2019

Summer break is the perfect time to reflect on your academic goals and what you want to get out of University. Olaoluwayode is sharing some tips on how she is using the time off to set new goals for next term.

Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 29 July, 2019

With two airports, 74 flight routes, and 3 Ferry Crossings- getting to Belfast is much simpler than you think. Charlie is sharing his experience and tips for anyone travelling to Queen's for the first time.

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Gabriella Dancer, BA Criminology | 7 August, 2019

Every year lots of students find a University Place using Clearing. Gabriella is sharing her top tips for making that process go as smoothly as possible.

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Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 22 August, 2019

With exam results freshly released and smiles on many people’s faces as they have received the grades that they have been waiting nervously for all Summer – it’s time to prepare for Freshers Week!

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Charlie Allen, BA Spanish and Portuguese | 26 September, 2021

Charlie shares his experience of studying at Queen's with a visual impairment and offers some advice for how to make sure you're getting the support you need to succeed.

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Charlotte Brice, BA English | 3 October, 2019

We asked second year student Charlotte what she wishes she'd known as a first year at Queen’s. Use her tips to adapt to student life on campus.

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Gabriella Dancer, BA Criminology | 16 October, 2019

Planning ahead to the summer? Final year student Gabriella Dancer explains why Camp America offers personal and professional growth

Alice Poole, BSc Architecture | 5 February, 2020

Undergraduate Architect student, Alice Poole from the Cotswolds explains the unexpected ways Queen’s GB scholarship package benefitted her.

Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

Three Queen's students from England talk journey times – and prices – when travelling to Queen’s.

Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

From Brexit borders to NI politics, three students who came to Queen’s from England reveal the most bizarre – and untrue - things they’ve been asked about student life in Belfast.

Alice, Gabbie and Maisie | 7 February, 2020

Warning: strangers will hug you!

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Lauren Bailey, Student volunteer | 30 April, 2020

Queen’s Master’s student Lauren Bailey is volunteering with the NHS in England, transporting equipment, supplies and medication, and delivering essential items to people who are self-isolating.

Una Jackson | 29 June, 2020

At Queen’s, Una Jackson found the freedom to express herself, all helped by Belfast’s charity and thrift shops.

Una Jackson | 12 August, 2020

There are many 'first times' when you first join Queen's, says Una Jackson. Here's how to survive and thrive.

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Student Blogger | 4 September, 2020

Worried Belfast is too far from your family? Don’t be. With cheap airfares and super speedy flight times, your nearest and dearest won’t be able to resist a visit (or three).

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Aaron tells us what Clearing is really like | 15 July, 2021

Aaron Johnson is a 1st year Law student from Lancashire who found Queen's through Clearing last year. He tells us what he wishes he'd known about Clearing and how choosing Queen's has been his best decision ever.

Gabriella tells us about her Clearing journey | 20 July, 2021

Gabriella is a postgraduate student from London. She originally found Queen's through Clearing but enjoyed her time here so much that she decided to stay for a Master’s degree.

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Eliza Walton | 1 February, 2023

In recognition of LGBT+ History month this February, Broadcast Production student Eliza is here to tell you all about the welcoming community you'll find at Queen's!